Conor wrote:Beta 21
should now pull in max 4 producers (when any of the extra options are checked) and all of them (actually max 20) with produced by checked.
Starting with a new entry from IMDb for The Grey, beta 21 only downloads the first four producers (populating the Producers field) when any IMDb options (including Produced By) are enabled and none when all options are disabled. I'm not sure what's causing us to get different result, downloading only IMDB data.
The starring field is independent from the credits, with many plug-ins it's impossible to tell what from the credits should go in the starring field. With Amazon it was easy as they would only list the main actors and hence everything went into there. With IMDb it takes the first five and this needs to be updated by hand in the case where more actors are need or were the credits are alphabetical or order of appearance in the movie.
With your explanation and more testing it's clear(er) which subset of Credits info can also appear in the Starring field (and others?). I still don't know all data destinations for every enabled IMDb option, but the majority ends up in Credits (if not overridden with a custom field). The Produced By option relating to the Producers field is one exception. And Plot Keywords uses the Tags field. Btw, is there any reference to the non-custom Tags field on Template Tags
page? I only see key:customTag1 and key:customTag2.
Most of my entries have a mix of Amazon and IMDb data, intentionally downloaded in that order for awhile, but it's not always obvious what came from where. The URL field value seems the best indicator of which source entries are created from. Empty ASIN or IMDb fields help locate Amazon-only and IMDb-only entries.
Doghouse does store both independently and uses starring for the search as this improves search performance by a large magnitude, so it's somewhat nice to have the main actors in starring.
[Edit: sitenoise's Films vs physical media
topic covers similar ground to my final comments here and I've followed up more there]
I wouldn't mind if certain info was merged/shared between multiple instances of an entry. For example, the DVD
entries for Monsters, Inc. have differences for info that could be identical. Hmm, there are four unique entries
for that title. Doghouse seems more like an "Amazon style" (product-centric) than "IMDb style" (title-centric) database, which is understandable.
Still working towards a more optimal combination of multiple and single item advantages with my DVDpedia database, if that makes any sense.